Design

May 16, 2016
Top 5 Tips, Helsinki Festival 2016 premium
Helsinki Festival comes to town again in August-September. The new programme was published in April, of which I gathered some oF the most interesting hints. The choice wasn’t easy to make, because loads of fascinating music, theatre and dance programme as well as partner festivals, such as Art goes Kapakka, Korjaamo Theatre’s Stage Festival and […]
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April 3, 2016
The confessions of a kids’ clothes fan – 3+ 1 favorite stores in Helsinki premium
I admit. I do like kids’ clothes a lot. Sometimes you might think I’m vain. I like stripes, graphic patterns, B&W, sometimes colors as well, fun prints, sustainable materials, fun and functional models. I do listen to my children’s opinions and wishes but often I shop alone (and luckily mostly my kids do like what […]
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March 10, 2016
Spring 2016 Top 5 Exhibitions premium
Spring is coming to town bringing along many interesting exhibitions to museums and galleries. I’ve gathered a list of my favourites, which includes something new and old, paintings, sculptures and also Finnish design. More information about events and exhibitions will be available at our webbsite www.visithelsinki.fi/en.     Helsinki Noir, Amos Anderson Art Museum, open […]
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November 20, 2015
Helsinki – The City of Design premium
I have to admit that this travel blogger on the other side of the screen has not suffered from the loss of flights or hanging in the airports during this autumn, actually it’s totally the other way around. While constantly traveling between the Helsinki airport and the city centre, I have experienced something that is very unlikely […]
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4 reasons to visit Kunsthalle Helsinki premium
On a Wednesday afternoon I felt like enjoying art, shopping and coffee. So I headed to Kunsthalle Helsinki, and once again the home of living art showed me why I consider it to be one of Helsinki’s best art experiences! The building Kunsthalle Helsinki has been a central place for changing art and architectural exhibitions […]
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April 2, 2015
Spring 2015 in Finnish design premium
The range of Finnish design shops in the centre of Helsinki is rather diverse. Stepping into them is like entering a whole new world where you can enjoy the well thought through atmosphere and colours. The flagship stores are located on both sides of Aleksanterinkatu and Esplanadinpuisto Park. It’s very easy to walk there from […]
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March 24, 2015
5 tips for a cruise visitor to experience Helsinki premium
Beginning from May, a range of magnificent cruise ships will arrive in Helsinki along with thousands of visitors, many of them in Helsinki for the first time ever. What to do in a new city when time is limited? Experience the essence of Helsinki in just a few hours with my local off-the-guide tips. Hietalahti […]
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February 3, 2015
Japanese creative businesses in Helsinki 5/5: UUP Yoshimasa Yamada premium
My first encounter with Yoshimasa Yamada happened through a shoehorn that was on sale at the Design Market in September 2014. That specific shoehorn made out of a cherry tree was strong and functional but gentle, soft and sophisticated at the same time. It was a unique piece that concentrated in a perfect way what […]
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January 2, 2015
Japanese creative businesses in Helsinki 4/5: Eri Shimatsuka premium
Eri Shimatsuka is the essence of cheerful, calm and wise. After working as an English teacher in subtropical Okinawa, she figured out that her life passion was design. When I visited Eri, her studio was bathing in autumnal sunlight. The studio serves also as the apartment she shares with her boyfriend. Decorated with colourful Marimekko fabrics, one […]
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December 15, 2014
Japanese creative businesses in Helsinki 3/5: Mime premium
My first encounter with Michiko Erkola happened through her artwork Rotation In the Deep exhibited at Helsinki Art Museum’s Kluuvin gallery in 2012. The strongest memory from that evening was the feeling of inner joy by the view of her animation. The passion and the creative process shone through every single frame she showcased that […]
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December 3, 2014
Ceramics & Small Space at Design Forum Showroom premium
This week I paid a visit to the Design Forum Showroom, a small exhibition venue for Finnish design, located on Erottajankatu in the Helsinki city center close to Diana Park. The space is run by Design Forum Finland and the program is made in cooperation with the Aalto University, Grafia, Ornamo, Design District Helsinki and Design Forum […]
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November 25, 2014
Japanese creative businesses in Helsinki 2/5: Common Shop premium
Close to the heart of Design District Helsinki in the quiet street of Laivunrinne located few meters away from Viiskulma, Common is a little shop offering high-quality Japanese design items. Talking to owners and partners in life Masako and Kohsuke Nakamura, I discover how they came all the way from Japan to Finland to share […]
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October 15, 2014
Ivana Helsinki opened a Pop Up Shop for two months premium
Friends of Finnish fashion are pampered at Ivana Helsinki‘s Pop Up Shop on Annankatu 13 until the end of November. I popped in the shop to see what the fuzz is all about. Treasures from previous collections can now be found in the pop up shop’s two rooms. In front you’ll find dresses, coats, shoes, […]
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August 26, 2014
Finnish design guests at the Finlandia Hall: Finlandia Pop Up Shop premium
On the brim of the verdant Töölönlahti Bay lies Helsinki’s unquestionable marble beauty – the Finlandia Hall. This summer the fair beauty has invited four Finnish design friends for a visit: the timeless Fiskars Home, wooden jewelry brand Aarikka, local coffee roaster Kaffa Roastery and naturally Artek as we are in a building designed by […]
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